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Winter 2018 COMMUNITY CLASSES

 

Classes are held at the Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Wellness Center, located at the JHU Medical Pavillion on the Howard County General Hospital’s Campus:

 

10710 Charter Drive in Columbia, Maryland.

For more information, contact HCGH Wellness Center:

410- 740-7601

Healthy Weight! Healthy You!

Join us for a discussion on the mind body connection to food and establishing a healthy lifestyle beginning with diet and mindful eating.

Monday, January 15, 2018 7:00 -8:30 pm

 

 Pre-Natal Yoga

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Spring 8-week session: March 7th – April 25, 2018

 

 

 

 

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Conference – Aug 22 – 25, 2024

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Conference – Aug 22 – 25, 2024

Embrace the power of unity and immerse yourself in a transformative experience at the 2024 Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) Conference. This will be a reunion and the first in-person gathering of BYTA members, yoga practitioners, and supporters since 2019!

The primary focus of workshops in this conference will be the efficacy of yoga on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in hatha yoga and meditation sessions tailored to meet different skill levels. 
  • Select from a variety of workshops dedicated to advancing both professional expertise and personal growth.
  • Connect with fellow members and leaders through business and social networking activities. 

Come rediscover the joy of shared learning and the importance of community for our collective mental and emotional well-being.

NOTE BYTA conferences focus on supporting continuing educational and professional development by offering workshops eligible for CEs through Yoga Alliance. Participants who are not yoga teachers will gain more knowledge about the many ways yoga can be practiced.

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Conference – Aug 22 – 25, 2024

Embrace the power of unity and immerse yourself in a transformative experience at the 2024 Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) Conference. This will be a reunion and the first in-person gathering of BYTA members, yoga practitioners, and supporters since 2019!

The primary focus of workshops in this conference will be the efficacy of yoga on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in hatha yoga and meditation sessions tailored to meet different skill levels. 
  • Select from a variety of workshops dedicated to advancing both professional expertise and personal growth.
  • Connect with fellow members and leaders through business and social networking activities. 

Come rediscover the joy of shared learning and the importance of community for our collective mental and emotional well-being.

NOTE BYTA conferences focus on supporting continuing educational and professional development by offering workshops eligible for CEs through Yoga Alliance. Participants who are not yoga teachers will gain more knowledge about the many ways yoga can be practiced.

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Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

“Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles,” authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many. 

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YOGA IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation – Aug 4, 2024

YOGA IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation – Aug 4, 2024

Join us to explore the intersection of yoga and the Black experience, and how the practice is a source of healing, resilience, & empowerment

As the practice of yoga continues to flourish within Western Black and Brown communities, this transformative, Black culturally centered toolkit highlights the barriers that hinder access to yoga. It takes core aspects of yoga philosophy and contextualizes it within Black cultural norms, religious taboos, and historical healing practices, and teaches readers how to foster a safe haven for their clients and communities.

Based on decades’ worth of experience and expertise, this dynamic author duo discusses important topics such as health disparities, complementary healthcare, and the rich heritage and resilience of Black communities. This is an invaluable and practical resource that offers practices and actionable guidance and supports practitioners to explore a Black culturally centered approach to yoga whilst facilitating better health and wellbeing for Black people.

Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen are joining us on the Busboys stage to dive deeper into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Muhammad and Dr. Peppers-Citizen will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of YOGA IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is in person and will not be livestreamed.

YOGA IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation – Aug 4, 2024

Join us to explore the intersection of yoga and the Black experience, and how the practice is a source of healing, resilience, & empowerment

As the practice of yoga continues to flourish within Western Black and Brown communities, this transformative, Black culturally centered toolkit highlights the barriers that hinder access to yoga. It takes core aspects of yoga philosophy and contextualizes it within Black cultural norms, religious taboos, and historical healing practices, and teaches readers how to foster a safe haven for their clients and communities.

Based on decades’ worth of experience and expertise, this dynamic author duo discusses important topics such as health disparities, complementary healthcare, and the rich heritage and resilience of Black communities. This is an invaluable and practical resource that offers practices and actionable guidance and supports practitioners to explore a Black culturally centered approach to yoga whilst facilitating better health and wellbeing for Black people.

Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen are joining us on the Busboys stage to dive deeper into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Muhammad and Dr. Peppers-Citizen will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of YOGA IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is in person and will not be livestreamed.

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The PEACES Collective Wisdom, Wellness & Wealth (July 17, 2024 7-8:30 pm EDT)

The PEACES Collective Wisdom, Wellness & Wealth (July 17, 2024 7-8:30 pm EDT)

(Virtual Event) Shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Virtual Event

 

About the Event

“Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles,” authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

This discussion of the book delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga.

 

PANELISTS

 

Charlene Marie Muhammad, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, is a wellness practitioner, practicing yoga for over 30 years. Charlene holds a Master of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a licensed dietitian and certified yoga therapist. She and Marilyn are members of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

 

Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT,  is a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health, and wellness coach, and is clinic faculty for the MUIH Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program.

Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. She also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy.

 

Jana Long, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a transformational leader who brings her management skills as a former media professional. She has practiced and studied yoga over 50 years and bears witness to the emergence of yoga into the mainstream. She is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of BYTA.

The PEACES Collective Wisdom, Wellness & Wealth (July 17, 2024 7-8:30 pm EDT)

(Virtual Event) Shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Virtual Event

 

About the Event

“Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles,” authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

This discussion of the book delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga.

 

PANELISTS

 

Charlene Marie Muhammad, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, is a wellness practitioner, practicing yoga for over 30 years. Charlene holds a Master of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a licensed dietitian and certified yoga therapist. She and Marilyn are members of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

 

Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT,  is a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health, and wellness coach, and is clinic faculty for the MUIH Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program.

Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. She also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy.

 

Jana Long, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a transformational leader who brings her management skills as a former media professional. She has practiced and studied yoga over 50 years and bears witness to the emergence of yoga into the mainstream. She is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of BYTA.

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Sun & Moon Yoga Studio – July 14, 2024

Sun & Moon Yoga Studio – July 14, 2024

This workshop will take place in-person in the Arlington Studio and on Zoom. Attend live, and/or access the recording for one month following.

Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles, authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

This workshop includes a discussion of the book and delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga asana and meditation.

 

Sun & Moon Yoga Studio – July 14, 2024

This workshop will take place in-person in the Arlington Studio and on Zoom. Attend live, and/or access the recording for one month following.

Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles, authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

This workshop includes a discussion of the book and delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga asana and meditation.

 

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Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many. 
Cost: $30
 
This workshop includes a discussion of the book and delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga asana and meditation.

Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many. 
Cost: $30
 
This workshop includes a discussion of the book and delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga asana and meditation.

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Howard County Public Library, Miller Library Branch – Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Howard County Public Library, Miller Library Branch – Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00am - 12:30pm

This discussion of the book delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga.

Charlene Marie Muhammad is a wellness practitioner, practicing yoga for over 30 years. Charlene holds a Master of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a licensed dietitian and certified yoga therapist. She and Marilyn are members of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen is a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health, and wellness coach, and is clinic faculty for the MUIH Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program. Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. She also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy.

Book signing to follow discussion. 

Howard County Public Library, Miller Library Branch – Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00am - 12:30pm

This discussion of the book delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga.

Charlene Marie Muhammad is a wellness practitioner, practicing yoga for over 30 years. Charlene holds a Master of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a licensed dietitian and certified yoga therapist. She and Marilyn are members of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen is a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health, and wellness coach, and is clinic faculty for the MUIH Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program. Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. She also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy.

Book signing to follow discussion. 

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The Happy Yoga Cooperative – Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

The Happy Yoga Cooperative – Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
Note: This workshop is being offered in-studio only.
Cost: $45 by April 26th; $55 as of April 27th and beyond
 
Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
 
Yoga therapy is a transformative practice that draws on the wisdom of the body as the vehicle for changing our experiences, healing our conditions, and alleviating our suffering. Come  and try out practical, personalized, purposeful, and effective tools for improving your health with HYC’s team of certified IAYT yoga therapists:
 
  • Dr. Monya Cohen, C-IAYT, Psy.D.
  • Lisa Danahy, C-IAYT
  • Charlene Muhammad, C-IAYT, CNS
  • Carrie Vieira, C-IAYT
This workshop will include an overview of Yoga Therapy, group exercises and discussion, and a “sampler” of different methods and approaches with our C-IATYS, including:
  • Working with body awareness
  • Using the breath to manage the nervous system
  • Understanding brain functions and their application to emotional stress and trauma response
  • Exploring our relationship with thoughts, feelings and problem solving
  • Cultivating a greater sense of connection and joy

The Happy Yoga Cooperative – Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
Note: This workshop is being offered in-studio only.
Cost: $45 by April 26th; $55 as of April 27th and beyond
 
Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
 
Yoga therapy is a transformative practice that draws on the wisdom of the body as the vehicle for changing our experiences, healing our conditions, and alleviating our suffering. Come  and try out practical, personalized, purposeful, and effective tools for improving your health with HYC’s team of certified IAYT yoga therapists:
 
  • Dr. Monya Cohen, C-IAYT, Psy.D.
  • Lisa Danahy, C-IAYT
  • Charlene Muhammad, C-IAYT, CNS
  • Carrie Vieira, C-IAYT
This workshop will include an overview of Yoga Therapy, group exercises and discussion, and a “sampler” of different methods and approaches with our C-IATYS, including:
  • Working with body awareness
  • Using the breath to manage the nervous system
  • Understanding brain functions and their application to emotional stress and trauma response
  • Exploring our relationship with thoughts, feelings and problem solving
  • Cultivating a greater sense of connection and joy

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SPRING 2018 COMMUNITY CLASSES

Classes are held at the Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Wellness Center, located at the JHU Medical Pavillion on the Howard County General Hospital’s Campus:

10710 Charter Drive in Columbia, Maryland.

For more information, contact HCGH Wellness Center:

410- 740-7601

 

Pre-Natal Yoga

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Spring 8-week session: May 16th – June 27, 2018

 

Eating Well: A Prescription for Better Health

Join us for a discussion on the relationship of food and nutrients to immunity, chronic disease management, healing and more.

Thursday , May 17, 2018 7:00 -8:30 pm

 

Oneness Yoga Festival @ Yards Park, SE Washington, DC

Join us for a spirit-filled day of yoga and wellness.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 Noon- 8:30 pm

For more information:

Children 12 and under are FREE

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Winter 2018 COMMUNITY CLASSES

Classes are held at the Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Wellness Center, located at the JHU Medical Pavillion on the Howard County General Hospital’s Campus:

10710 Charter Drive in Columbia, Maryland.

For more information, contact HCGH Wellness Center:

410- 740-7601

Healthy Weight Connections

Monday, January 15, 2018 7:00 -8:30 pm

Jump start your weight loss goals by exploring the mind-body connection to food. 

Click here to Register for HCGH Wellness Workshop

 

Yoga 4 Arthritis: Workshop for Yoga Teachers.

Saturday, March 4, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 pm

The Yoga Center of Columbia, 8590 State Route 108, Suite 109, Columbia, MD 21045. (410) 720-4340.

 

Charlene teaches Yoga Classes on Friday and Saturday Mornings at The Happy Yogi. 

Friday Mornings: (Fulton Studio- 11200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton MD)

Vinyasa Yoga II 7:00 – 8:00 am

Saturday Mornings (Olney Loft- 16650 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD)

Therapeutic Yoga 8:30 – 9:30 am

Hatha Yoga Moderate Level 9:45 – 11:00 am

The Happy Yogi Olney Loft

(301) 892-6353

Early Riser? Join us for Sunrise Yoga- Hatha I/II 7:00- 8:00 am

Misako Beats Dance Studio

2470 Longstone Lane, Suite D

Marriottsville, Maryland 21104

(443) 420-7151

https://www.misakodance.com

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